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Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library

Established in 1962, the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library is one of the major art history reference libraries in the country. Free and open year-round on weekdays, the Clark Library is – rare among research collections – open to the public without qualification. Focusing on post-medieval art, the Clark Library’s collection is outstanding in Italian and Northern Renaissance, Baroque, and French nineteenth-century, history of photography, and contemporary art fields and is well balanced in other areas as well. The Library’s resources include approximately 250,000 books, bound periodicals, auction sales catalogues, as well as a growing collection of digital assets. The Library holds a collection of over 2,000 contemporary artists’ books, the Julius S. Held Collection of Rare Books, the Mary Ann Beinecke Collection of Decorative Arts, and the David A. Hanson Collection on the History of Photomechanical Reproduction. Of note is the Library’s Institutional Archives and the Sterling and Francine Clark Papers which include diaries, correspondence, inventories of artwork, and personal papers of the Institute’s founders.

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xvi, 329 p. illus., 36 plates, 6 fold. plans. 36 cm
Topic: Strasbourg (France)
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Title in pencil on inside cover. In box. Label in bottom of box: Distributed by Boston Book & Art Shop. Contains plates 1-60. [Japanese designs from Ukiyoe prints (call number: NK1484 J35) contains a partial set of these plates. Forms part of the Mary Ann Beinecke Decorative Art Collection.
Topics: Decoration and ornament--Japan, Color prints, Japanese, Decoration and ornament--Animal forms,...
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by Dillmont, Thérèse de, 1846-1890
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Issued in portfolios
Topic: Embroidery
Originally issued as supplements to the Journal. -- Cf. Pref. Forms part of the Mary Ann Beinecke Decorative Art Collection.
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Topics: Needlework, Embroidery, Knitting, Tatting, Lace and lace making, Decoration and ornament|,...
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by Watson, Mrs
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Copies of designs chiefly in ink. Some designs on slips of paper laid in. Other designs pasted on inside of front and back covers
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Topics: Decoration and ornament, Design
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by Maison Robert, firm, Paris; Ducroquet, Victor
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Mounted label on inside of front cover: Maison Robert, Victor Ducroquet, gendre et successeur, no. 78312
Topics: Textile fabrics -- France -- History -- 19th century, Sample books
Source: folio
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by Dillmont, Thérèse de, 1846-1890
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1st English edition pub. 1886. cf. Pataky, v.1, p. 155
Topic: Needlework
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by Brandon-Jones, Anne
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Topic: Embroidery
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by Vincent, W. D. F. (William D. F.), 1860-1926
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Topics: Tailoring (Women's), Clothing and dress, Clothing and dress
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by Day, Lewis Foreman, 1845-1910; Buckle, Mary
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Topic: Embroidery
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by Dillmont, Thérèse de, 1846-1890
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Issued in portfolios
Topic: Embroidery
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by Sugden, Alan Victor; Edmondson, John Ludlam
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Some plates printed on both sides
Topic: Wallpaper
In envelope. Forms part of the Mary Ann Beinecke Decorative Art Collection.
Topics: Embroidery, Design
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by Kerzman, Marie Louise
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Topic: Knitting
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Title from spine
Topics: Design, Decoration and ornament -- France, Decoration and ornament -- Directoire style
Source: folio
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Title page and dedication lithographed
Topic: Decoration and ornament
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by Perkins, George C; Ford, Anna Grayson; M. Heminway and Sons Silk Co
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Topics: Embroidery, Crocheting, Knitting, Silk
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by Musées royaux d'art et d'histoire (Belgium); Errera, Isabelle
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At head of title: Musées royaux du cinquantenaire, Parc de Cinquantenaire à Bruxelles
Topics: Musées royaux d'art et d'histoire (Belgium), Textile fabrics
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Plates accompanied by leaves with descriptive letterpress and illustrations not included in pagination
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Topics: Decoration and ornament, Design
Topic: Textile fabrics
Exhibited:"A Taste for the Antique," organized by the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library, 1994-5
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Topics: Furniture, Furniture design, Interior decoration
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Added t.-p., illuminated
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Topics: Ink, Calligraphy
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by Caulfeild, S. F. A. (Sophia Frances Anne), 1824-1911; Saward, Blanche C
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At head of title: Dedicated to H.R.M. Princess Louise, Marchioness of Lorne
Topic: Needlework
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Topic: Crocheting
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No. t.-p. Information from dealer's description laid in
Topics: Embroidery, Design
At head of title: New and rev. ed. of
Topic: Textile fabrics
Added title-page, "Livre d'ornements, par Liénard ... Année MDCCCLXXII" and three special title-pages, lettered A,B,C, "Spécimens de la décoration et de l'ornementation au XIXme siècle, par Lienard", all with ornamental borders. First published in 1866. Forms part of the Mary Ann Beinecke Decorative Art Collection.
Topic: Decorative arts -- Netherlands -- History -- 19th century
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by Pugin, Augustus Welby Northmore, 1812-1852
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Exhibited:"Gothic Revival and Chromolithography in Nineteenth Century Books on Ornament," organized by the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library
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Topic: Decoration and ornament
Topics: Design, Decoration and ornament
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by Briggs & Co; Greenaway, Kate, 1846-1901. Village scenes
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Color t.p
Topics: Embroidery, Design
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No. t.-p
Topics: Embroidery, Design
Source: folio
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by Maison Sedille (Firm)
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No. t.-p. Label mounted on inside front cover: Maison Sedille, Eugène Unsworth & Cie successeurs. On spine: Perse. Mounted illustrations are Persian embroidery trim samples using gold and silver. Forms part of The Mary Ann Beinecke Decorative Art Collection.
Topics: Embroidery -- Iran, Sample books, Decoration and ornament--Plant forms
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by Thiriez & Cartier-Bresson; Cartier-Bresson, Mme
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Topic: Tatting
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by Moises, Fr
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Cover title
Topics: Design, Decoration and ornament
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Topic: Textile fabrics
Cover title. Many plates have running title: Costume Parisien, with embroidery patterns related to costume shown. Forms part of the Mary Ann Beinecke Decorative Art Collection.
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Topics: Embroidery, Costume--France--History--19th century, Decoration and ornament--Plant forms, Fashion,...
Translation of: Farbige Dekorationen
Topics: Decoration and ornament, Mural painting and decoration
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by Dillmont, Thérèse de, 1846-1890
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In portfolio
Topic: Macramé
Topic: Color
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Cover title
Topics: Alphabets, Initials
Source: folio
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Topic: Needlework
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On inside of front cover: M... Read, 15 Gt. Cumberland St., Hyde Park. Name Eliza Read on some of the designs. Forms part of the Mary Ann Beinecke Decorative Art Collection.
Topics: Embroidery, Design, Pattern books, Decoration and ornament--Plant forms, Detail studies
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Forms part of the Mary Ann Beinecke Decorative Art Collection.
Topics: Design, Art, Japanese, Decoration and ornament--Plant forms, Decoration and ornament--Animal forms,...
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The double plate consists of mounted color specimens
Topics: Stencil work, Decoration and ornament
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by Vallance, Aymer, 1862-1943
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Edition limited to 220 copies, 210 of which are for sale
Topic: Morris, William, 1834-1896
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by Lessing, Julius, 1843-1908
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In portfolio
Topic: Embroidery
Topics: Textile fabrics, Textile fabrics, Textile industry
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by Palliser, Bury, Mrs., 1805-1878
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Bibliography: p. 405-443
Topic: Lace and lace making
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by Cousine Claire; Tedesco, François, pub., Paris
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5 fold. transfer patterns in pocket
Topic: Embroidery
Cover title
Topics: Lettering, Lettering, Commercial catalogs, Sample books
Source: folio
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Volume contains 117 mounted color illustrations of embroidery designs, many charted on graph paper. Forms part of: Mary Ann Beinecke Decorative Art Collection.
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Topics: Embroidery--History--19th century, Embroidery--Patterns, Pattern books
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by Butterick Publishing Company
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Topic: Tatting
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"Il paraîtra un Cahier tous les mois." Contains Cahiers 7 to 12 bound together
Topic: Textile design
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by Shaw, Henry, 1800-1873
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Title within colored ornamental border
Topics: Decoration and ornament, Design
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by Vinciolo, Federico de, fl. 1587-1599
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First published in two volumes in Paris in 1587
Topics: Lace and lace making -- Patterns, Decoration and ornament, Renaissance, Embroidery -- Patterns
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by Savage, E. M. A. (Eliza Mary Ann), 1836-1885; Hale, Lucretia P. (Lucretia Peabody), 1820-1900
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Cover title
Topic: Embroidery
Cover title: Flowers conventionalized
Topic: Botanical illustration
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Topics: Color, Printing
Each plate accompanied by guard sheet with descriptive letterpress
Topic: Needlework
Paged continuously
Topics: Costume, Decoration and ornament, Decorative arts
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by Naroden Etnografski Muzei (Sofia, Bulgaria); Kostov, St. L; Peteva, E; Naroden Etnografski Muzei (Sofia, Bulgaria). Broderies nationales bulgares
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Added t.p.: Broderies nationales bulgares. Bulgarian and French
Topics: Naroden Etnografski Muzei (Sofia, Bulgaria), Embroidery, Embroidery
Topics: Embroidery, Design
Added t.-p. in colors, with ornamental border
Topics: Decoration and ornament, Design
Bookplate of Marie Wiley Giles. In portfolio. Missing plates: 3-7, 9, 11-12, 21, 24-25, 30, 37, 41, 52, 54-55, 59, and 60. Designs selected from Ukiyoe prints (NK1484 U4) contains a full set of these plates. Forms part of the Mary Ann Beinecke Decorative Art Collection.
Topics: Decoration and ornament--Japan, Color prints, Japanese, Decoration and ornament--Animal forms,...
At head of title: Arte francés moderno aplicado
Topics: Design, Decoration and ornament
Title supplied by cataloger Exhibited:"Summer Kimono, The Color of Blue Sky...Morning Pilgrimage," organized by the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library, June 22- September 8, 2008 Forms part of the Mary Ann Beinecke Decorative Art Collection
Topics: Costume--Japan, Kimonos--Japan, Kimonos--Pattern design, Design, Costume design
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1. Het vlechtwerk.--2. De weef kunst.--3. De batikkunst
Topics: Decorative arts, Batik, Textile fabrics, Weaving
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by Brainerd & Armstrong Co
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Cover title
Topic: Embroidery
Paged continuously
Topics: Costume, Decoration and ornament, Decorative arts
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by Dillmont, Thérèse de, 1846-1890
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Topic: Embroidery
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by Dillmont, Thérèse de, 1846-1890
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In portfolio
Topics: Embroidery, Decoration and ornament, Coptic
v. 1. A to cre. -- v. 2. Cre to emb. -- v. 3. Emb to kni. -- v. 4. Kno to pat. -- v. 5. Pat to tat. -- v. 6. Tat to zul
Topic: Needlework
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Loose plates from R. Ackermann's Repository of arts. Forms part of the Mary Ann Beinecke Decorative Art Collection.
Topics: Textile fabrics, Pattern books, Decoration and ornament--Plant forms, Muslin
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by Stone, Elizabeth; Owen, Henry, Mrs; Wilton, Mary Margaret Stanley Egerton, Countess of, 1801-1858
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Ornamental half-title
Topics: Needlework, Tapestry
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by Grasset, Eugène, 1841-1917
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Head and tail pieces; initial letters; title vignette
Topic: Design